Rivotril is one brand name for Clonazepam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Clonazepam is prescribed in conjunction with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) if the AEDs alone are not adequately effective. As an adjunct to AEDs, Clonazepam is most typically used to treat absence and myoclonic seizures as well as infantile spasms.
Rivotril is a benzodiazepine, a class of drugs used to treat anxiety. It is believed that Rivotril works by decreasing the excitability of neurons in the brain.
How do I take it?
Rivotril comes in tablet, oral liquid, and injectable forms.
The AMH lists common side effects for Rivotril including drowsiness, light-headedness, memory loss, drooling, vision changes, loss of balance or coordination, and addiction.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Rivotril include blood disorders, respiratory depression, jaundice, and severe allergic reactions.
Information was sourced from:
The Australian Medicines Handbook
For more information:
Rivotril (PDF) – NPS MedicineWise
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